Dr. Amir Ziv-Av, Lt. Colonel in the IDF Reserves, is a Mechanical Engineer with a PhD from Tel-Aviv University. Prior to establishing ZAE, Amir was involved in the development of innovative products for the IDF and in development management of some of Israel’s leading organizations. Today, with over 30 years of experience, and several registered patents and scientific publications to his credit, in parallel to his activities within the company, Amir served as a member of the board of directors of miscellaneous organizations and national committees. Between Sep. 2011 - April 2013 Amir took a break in his activities as president and chairman of Ziv-Av Engineering in order to serve as the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Transport, National Infrastructures and Road Safety of the Israeli Goverment.